This is the story of Dave, a dad in mid-life freefall who takes his repressed gay teenage son on a wild adventure to Thailand to lose his virginity, but promptly falls in love with a trans woman who helps him battle his alcoholism.
Writer: Tom Wright Director: Rikki Beadle-Blair Designer: Sarah Beaton Lighting Designer: Derek Anderson Sound Designer: Benjamin Winter Dramaturgs: Rikki Beadle-Blair & John R Gordon Stage Manager: Marie Costa Producer: Alexandra Da Silva Venue: Park Theatre Cast: Alex Britt, Michelle Collins, Victoria Gigante, Adam Lannon & Max Percy
‘A riotous comedy with a serious subtext … In-yer-face funny and full of vitality’ British Theatre Guide
‘Plenty of laughs and an abundance of bare flesh, but Wright also delves deeper into the issues’ The Stage
‘The story zips along with a spontaneity that is electric’ Boyz
‘A loud and proud rollercoaster full of quick-change role reversals, risqué jokes and angry confrontations … There are no heroes or villains, just ordinary people working stuff out’ Culture Fly
*Nominated for 4 x Off West End Awards including Most Promising Playwright, Best New Play, Best Director and Best Female in a Supporting Role
You can watch the rehearsal trailer for Tom Wright's My Dad's Gap Year below: